What are the important events that happened on April 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
April 15: Facts & Myths About This Day
April 15 is the 105th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 260 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 2, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,618,444,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentagon’ day.
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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 292 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,037 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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April 15 Historical Events
Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.
Premiere in London, England, Great Britain of Serse, an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.
William Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy see a “long belt” of daffodils, inspiring the former to pen I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded the American School for the Deaf, the first American school for deaf students, in Hartford, Connecticut.
The General Electric Company is formed.
Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, Greece.
Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines.
Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.
Insulin becomes generally available for use by people with diabetes.
At Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ella Baker leads a conference that results in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the principal organizations of the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Who were born on April 15?
Mimar Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)
Suleiman II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1691)
Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ethologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
Angelo DiGeorge, Italian-American pediatric endocrinologist (d. 2009)
Seka, American pornographic actress
Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)
Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer
Nawal El Moutawakel, Morrocan hurdler
Tim Corcoran, American baseball player
Who died on April 15?
Adolf of Altena, Archbishop of Cologne (b. 1157)
George Calvert, Proprietor of the Avalon (Maryland) Colony (b. 1580)
Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (b. 1628)
Peder Horrebow, Danish astronomer (b. 1679)
César Vallejo, Peruvian poet (b. 1892)
Raymond Bailey, American actor (b. 1904)
Kenneth Williams, English actor and comedian (b. 1926)
Hu Yaobang, Chinese politician (b. 1915)
Otis Barton, American deep-sea diver (b. 1899)
Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)
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